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    Booster Question (and SS1)

    I haven't posted much here, but just wanted to say thanks for all the great info I have learned.

    I have a question about my ds's high back booster. Up until now he has been in one of the captain's chairs of our minivan, but we just had our 3rd child, so I was going to move him to the 3rd row. I was thinking I would put him in the center since it seems safer, but I had a few questions about that. First, the belt comes from the ceiling and buckles into a buckle on the seat, then you pull it across and buckle it the regular way (I hope someone understands what I'm talking about, not sure how to describe it). This kind of belt is acceptable to use for a booster right? I looked in the car manual, and it did say that you can use it to install a carseat, but I just wanted to make sure a booster was okay too.

    Also, the center position is narrower then the outboard seats, so the booster is a little wider than the area between the belts. So, the belt has to go out and around the booster. I wasn't sure if that was okay, so I just put the seat outboard for now.

    One more unrelated question, about the SS1 I have for my new daughter. We had an older SnugRide for our older 2 kids, and we had to put the handle down in the car. I thought I read on here that you can leave the handle up on the SS1, but couldn't find it when I quickly scanned the manual this morning. Can I leave the handle up? It doesn't really matter, since we have plently of room to put it down, but just thought I'd check in case I forget sometime.

    Thanks!

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    Re: Booster Question (and SS1)

    Honda Odyssey? We have that same middle rear belt, and it's fine with a booster, BUT, it's pretty hard to do.
    Yes, you can leave the handle up on the Safeseat, it's 'postion A' (b and c aren't ok, and d and e are ok, if you read your manual looking for that info, you should find it...it's not terribly clear).

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    Re: Booster Question (and SS1)

    Thanks! It's actually a Nissan Quest, but I really like the Odysseys too. Maybe I'll see if he can buckle himself okay there, if not we'll probably go outboard. It has curtain airbags, and I feel like it's pretty safe to be outboard.

    Thanks for the SS1 info, I saw that position b and c weren't okay, so it's good to confirm that a is okay.

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    Re: Booster Question (and SS1)

    LOL, ok, yeah, the Quest is great... my friend's husband was in a *high* speed side impact crash...and airbags deployed all over the place, not just on his side, and he walked away from it, though the car was totalled.
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    Re: Booster Question (and SS1)

    Just so you can look, the handle positions are on page 16 in your manual. HTH and what I am reading, and as I remember only position B is not acceptable in the car.

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    Re: Booster Question (and SS1)

    Quote Originally Posted by rlsadc View Post
    Just so you can look, the handle positions are on page 16 in your manual. HTH

    I really need to find my manual... thanks!
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    Re: Booster Question (and SS1)

    but what I am reading is different from what you are saying....

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    Re: Booster Question (and SS1)

    Quote Originally Posted by rlsadc View Post
    but what I am reading is different from what you are saying....

    Whoops...only 4 positions, not 5. Ok, so straight up A is good, B is kind of angled, still above seat, that's NOT ok in the car. C is even with the seat shell, that's OK, D is behind/lower than the shell, and that's OK.

    Just B is a no-no in the car, then

    http://www.gracobaby.com/assets/pdfs.../ISPC065BA.pdf

    (well, it's time to take a break when the Snugride and Safeseat manuals become just a blur in your mind, huh? )

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    Re: Booster Question (and SS1)

    lol...id say so i just wanted to make sure I wasnt missing something.

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    Re: Booster Question (and SS1)

    Julie I thought they were the same too till emandbri pointed it out one day (when I tried to yell at her, lol). I thought it was dumb to give one 4 positions and one 5.
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    Re: Booster Question (and SS1)

    Quote Originally Posted by thepeach80 View Post
    I thought it was dumb to give one 4 positions and one 5.

    I think it's dumb to even give it four! Straight up, straight back, straight down. Why do we need a "northeast" setting on the handle? Who ever uses position b for anything? And the snugride has FIVE? Geez!

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    Re: Booster Question (and SS1)

    Quote Originally Posted by Splash View Post
    I think it's dumb to even give it four! Straight up, straight back, straight down. Why do we need a "northeast" setting on the handle? Who ever uses position b for anything? And the snugride has FIVE? Geez!

    But those are the conveeeeeeeeenience positions... parents can't live without them! (juuuust kidding... yeah, the old A B C handle was best, no muss, no fuss)
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    Re: Booster Question (and SS1)

    They have to throw in B for the convenience of silly DH's that don't realize the seat can't be carried with the handle in that position and Mommy gets to freak out that baby will fall out of the bottom of the seat, even though his straps are tight, or that the handle will fall off while being carried that way. That's why there is a B position, don't you know?


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